From drumming with its roots in Africa, to Spanish-influenced guitar and harp music and the indigenous contribution of maracas, Venezuelan music is largely unknown outside the country.
With a blog based on videos of key groups and individuals I hope this music will reach a wider public and get the attention it deserves.
Joropo, calypso, tambores, salsa, cumbia, pop, rock, Latin jazz, electronica - even slushy love songs by soap opera stars - Venezuela has it all.
Wednesday, November 7, 2007
Oscar D' Leon - Mirala
Oscar D' Leon, the Lion King of Venezuelan salsa, teams up with local boy band Zona 7 to update his sound for a new generation of reggaeton fans.